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New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.

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The Merry Widow Production Information


Opening:

October 21, 1907

Closing:unknown
# Performances:416
Theatres: New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
10/21/1907 - ?

New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
10/21/1907 - 6/28/1908

Aerial Gardens (New York, NY)
6/29/1908 - 8/30/1908

New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
8/31/1908 - 10/17/1908

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Intermissions:1
 

 


Other Productions of The Merry Widow


1905   Vienna Original Vienna Production
Vienna
1906   Berlin Berlin Production
Berlin
1907   West End London Production
West End
1907   Broadway Broadway Production
Broadway
1921   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1929   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1931   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1940   Los Angeles LACLO Production
Los Angeles
1941   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1942   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1942   Broadway Unknown
Broadway
1943   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1944   Broadway Unknown
Broadway
1957   New York Unknown
New York
1957   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1958   New York Unknown
New York
1958   West End London Revival
West End
1959   New York Unknown
New York
1961   Off-Broadway American Savoyard Revival
Off-Broadway
1962   New York Unknown
New York
1963   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Revival
Off-Broadway
1964   New York Unknown
New York
1964   Broadway Lincoln Center Revival
Broadway
1965   New York Unknown
New York
1974   New York Unknown
New York
1976   New York Unknown
New York
1977   Regional (UK) Regional Revival
Regional (UK)
1977   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
1977   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1978   New York Unknown
New York
1978   New York Unknown
New York
1979   New York Unknown
New York
1979   Off-Broadway LOOM Revival
Off-Broadway
1980   Off-Broadway LOOM Revival [Return Engagement]
Off-Broadway
1982   New York Unknown
New York
1983   New York Unknown
New York
1984   Regional (UK) Regional Revival
Regional (UK)
1984   New York Unknown
New York
1985   New York Unknown
New York
1985   Off-Broadway LOOM Revival
Off-Broadway
1988   New York Unknown
New York
1989   New York Unknown
New York
1991   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1995   New York Unknown
New York
1996   New York Unknown
New York

 


Audio Recordings


1934  Film Soundtrack
1940s  Studio Cast
1944  Studio Cast
1949  Studio Cast
1950s  Studio Cast
1952  Film Soundtrack
1952  Studio Cast
1958  London Revival Cast
1960s  Studio Cast
1962  Studio Cast
1964  Revival Cast
1965  Studio Cast
1968 (i)  Studio Cast
1968 (ii)  Studio Cast
1977  Australian Cast
1977  Scottish Cast
1978  Off-Broadway Revival Cast
1984  London Revival Cast
unknown (i)  Studio Cast
unknown (ii)  Studio Cast
unknown (iii)  Studio Cast

Radio Productions

1950 Radio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Operetta

OTHER TITLES:

  • Die Lustige Witwe (German title)

Score Overview


The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Now Ladies and Gentlemen
a.k.a. Opening Chorus: Now Ladies and Gentlemen
a.k.a. No 1 [v]
Girls, Girls, Girls [i]
a.k.a. No 12 [iv]
Girls, Girls, Girls [ii]
a.k.a. No 9 [ii]
Pontevedro in Paris [i]
a.k.a. Opening Chorus: Pontevedro in Paris
a.k.a. No 1 [vi]
Marriage in Marsovia
a.k.a. No 3 [iv]
Oh, I'm Unaccustomed to Speaking
a.k.a. No 1 [vii]
When in France
a.k.a. No 1 [viii]
Pontevedro in Paris [ii]
a.k.a. No 1 [ix]
Opening Chorus
a.k.a. No 1 [x]
My Friends, I'd Like to Propose a Toast
a.k.a. Opening Chorus: My Friends, I'd Like to Propose a Toast
a.k.a. No 1 [xi]
Ball-Music
a.k.a. No 1a [i]
Vilia [ii]
a.k.a. Gypsies in the Courtyard
a.k.a. No 7 [iii]
Gypsy Music
a.k.a. No 7 [v]
Ballroom Music [i]
a.k.a. No 1a [ii]
The Problems of a Prince
a.k.a. No 4 [v]
We Are Alone
a.k.a. I Am a Virtuous Wife
a.k.a. No 2 [iii]
Ballroom Music [ii]
a.k.a. No 1a [iii]
A Highly Respectable Wife [ii]
a.k.a. No 2 [vi]
Ballroom Music [iii]
a.k.a. No 1a [iv]
Ballroom Music [iv]
a.k.a. No 1a [v]
A Dutiful Wife
a.k.a. No 2 [i]
Tonight Will Teach Me to Forget
a.k.a. No 11 [iv]
Vilia [iii]
a.k.a. No 7 [vi]
A Highly Respectable Wife [i]
a.k.a. No 2 [ii]
Ladies' Choice [ii]
a.k.a. No 6 [vi]
Hannah's Entrance
a.k.a. No 3 [v]
A Respectable Wife
a.k.a. No 2 [iv]
So Many Men Admire Me
a.k.a. No 3 [vii]
Do Listen Please
a.k.a. No 2 [vii]
Alone at Last
a.k.a. No 2 [viii]
In Marsovia
a.k.a. No 3 [i]
Melody of Laughter
a.k.a. We'll Go to Cafe Paree
a.k.a. The Melody of Paris
a.k.a. No 6 [iii]
Night
a.k.a. No 11 [v]
Gentlemen, No More!
a.k.a. I'm Still a Pontevedrian
a.k.a. No 3 [iii]
The Waltz Is a Lovely Invitation
a.k.a. No 6 [vii]
Maxim's [iv]
a.k.a. No 4 [vi]
Who Knows the Way to My Heart?
a.k.a. No 3 [vi]
You'll Find Me at Maxim's
a.k.a. No 4 [viii]
Gentlemen, How Kind
a.k.a. No 3 [viii]
Well, My Gallant Friends
a.k.a. No 3 [ix]
Maxim's [i]
a.k.a. No 4 [i]
Maxim's [ii]
a.k.a. No 4 [ii]
Maxim's [iii]
a.k.a. No 4 [iii]
I'm Off to Chez Maxime
a.k.a. No 4 [iv]
Dance [i]
a.k.a. No 7 [ix]
Ladies' Choice [iii]
a.k.a. No 6 [viii]
Maxim's [v]
a.k.a. No 4 [vii]
It Goes to Show
a.k.a. No 5 [iii]
Oh, Fatherland
a.k.a. Maxim's [vii]
a.k.a. No 4 [ix]
Off to Old Maxim's
a.k.a. No 4 [x]
Home
a.k.a. No 5 [i]
Merry Widow Waltz [ii]
a.k.a. No 17 [ii]
Can-Can
a.k.a. No 14 [iii]
All's One to All Men Where There's Gold
a.k.a. No 5 [ii]
Vilia [iv]
a.k.a. No 7 [x]
Surrender to the Waltz [i]
a.k.a. No 6 [ix]
Riding on a Carousel
a.k.a. No 8 [v]
Ladies' Choice [v]
a.k.a. No 6 [xiii]
Ladies' Choice [vi]
a.k.a. No 6 [xv]
Ladies' Choice [vii]
a.k.a. No 6 [xvii]
Ladies' Choice [i]
a.k.a. No 6 [i]
If Widows Are Rich
a.k.a. Widows Are Gay
a.k.a. No 3 [ii]
The Merry Widow Waltz [ii]
a.k.a. No 17 [iii]
Ladie's Choice
a.k.a. No 6 [iv]
Mademoiselles at Maxim's
a.k.a. No 14 [vi]
Dance [ii]
a.k.a. No 7 [xi]
Ladies' Choice [iv]
a.k.a. No 6 [x]
A Melody in Waltz Time
a.k.a. No 6 [xiv]
Oh, Listen to the Waltz
a.k.a. No 6 [xvi]
Oh, Come and Help Us Trip the Light Fantastic
a.k.a. No 6 [xviii]
Oh, Come Away
a.k.a. No 6 [ii]
Russian Dance
a.k.a. No 7 [iv]
Come Away to the Ball
a.k.a. No 6 [v]
The Love of Long Ago
a.k.a. No 17 [v]
Vilja [i]
a.k.a. No 7 [xii]
There's Magic in the Waltz
a.k.a. No 6 [xi]
Me Velimo Dase
a.k.a. No 7 [xv]
Mi velimo dase [ii]
a.k.a. Heia-Ho! [ii]
a.k.a. No 7 [xvii]
Dance [iii]
a.k.a. No 7 [xix]

Added to the film version

Auld Lang Syne

Main Program

Down in Dear Marsovia
a.k.a. No 7 [i]

Cut from the film version

It Must Be Love

Main Program

Mi velimo dase [i]
a.k.a. Heia-Ho! [i]
a.k.a. No 7 [vii]
Courting Girls
a.k.a. No 9 [iv]
Soldier Boy
a.k.a. No 8 [iv]
Marsovian Dance
a.k.a. No 7 [xiii]
Vilia [vi]
a.k.a. No 7 [xvi]
Vilia [vii]
a.k.a. No 7 [xviii]
Vilja [ii]
a.k.a. No 7 [xx]
Vilia [i]
a.k.a. No 7 [ii]

Cut from the film version

A Widow Is a Lady

Main Program

Vilia-Song
a.k.a. No 7 [viii]
Women [ii]
a.k.a. No 9 [v]
Vilia [v]
a.k.a. No 7 [xiv]
Driving in the Park with You
a.k.a. No 8 [vi]
Heia! See the Horseman Come
a.k.a. No 8 [vii]
Maiden Look, a Soldier Boy
a.k.a. No 8 [viii]
The Cavalier
a.k.a. No 8 [i]

Cut from the film version

Dolores

Main Program

Jogging in a One-Horse Gig
a.k.a. No 8 [ii]
Enough, Camille!
a.k.a. No 11 [x]
Women [iii]
a.k.a. No 9 [vi]
Women! Women! Women!
a.k.a. No 9 [vi]
Ev'ry Woman
a.k.a. No 9 [vii]
The Oh, the Women
a.k.a. No 9 [viii]
Women [i]
a.k.a. No 9 [i]
You're Back Where You First Began
a.k.a. No 9 [iii]
Love in My Heart [ii]
a.k.a. Life Was Devoid of Meaning [i]
a.k.a. No 11 [xi]
Czardas and Waltz
a.k.a. No 10 [vii]
Flowers Are Awakened in Maytime
a.k.a. No 11 [xvii]
Waltz
a.k.a. No 10 [viii]
Calm Down, My Friend
a.k.a. No 11 [xxiii]
He'll Take You to Maxim's Where Fun and Frolic Beams!
a.k.a. No 10 [v]
A Lady's Fan
a.k.a. No 10 [vi]
See! There's a Small Pavilion Near
a.k.a. No 11 [xii]
Romance
a.k.a. No 11 [xiii]
Sweet Music on a Summers Night
a.k.a. No 11 [xviii]
Camille, Enough!
a.k.a. No 11 [xix]
Just As the Sun Awakens
a.k.a. No 11 [xxiv]
Oh, Say No More!
a.k.a. No 11 [i]
Dear Friend, Be Calm!
a.k.a. No 11 [vi]
Do You Have Something on Your Mind?
a.k.a. No 12 [viii]
See Where the Shady Bower Lies
a.k.a. No 11 [xiv]
What Is the Meaning Sir, Of This?
a.k.a. No 12 [xv]
Just As a Rosebud Blossoms
a.k.a. No 11 [xx]
Look Where the Summer House Awaits
a.k.a. No 11 [xxv]
Love in My Heart [i]
a.k.a. No 11 [ii]
Red as a Rose in Maytime
a.k.a. No 11 [vii]
I Need Your Passion, Tra-la-la-la-la-la
a.k.a. No 12 [ix]
It Seems We're Caught in Some Surprise
a.k.a. No 12 [xi]
Wonderful Gay Paree
a.k.a. No 12 [xvi]
See! There's a Small Pavilion There [ii]
a.k.a. No 11 [xxi]
My Friends, I Must Tell You Something Astounding
a.k.a. No 12 [xxi]
Come to the Little Arbor Here
a.k.a. No 11 [iii]
Look Where a Leafy Bower Lies
a.k.a. No 11 [viii]
There Once Lived a Prince and Princess [i]
a.k.a. No 12 [x]
Oh How Splendid, Tral-la-la-la-la-la
a.k.a. No 12 [xii]
There Once Were Two Royal Lovers
a.k.a. No 12 [xvii]
What's All the Shouting For, Pray Tell?
a.k.a. No 12 [xviii]
Like the Parisians Do
a.k.a. No 12 [xxii]
Well, Gentlemen, What Is Your Will?
a.k.a. No 12 [i]
I Wonder What It Is They Want
a.k.a. No 12 [v]
Grisettes
a.k.a. No 14 [vii]
There Once Was a Maiden Like Vilia
a.k.a. No 12 [xiii]
Cakewalk [iii]
a.k.a. No 13 [iv]
How Exciting, Tra-la-la-la-la-la
a.k.a. In the Parisian Style
a.k.a. No 12 [xix]
There Once Lived a Prince and Princess [iii]
a.k.a. No 12 [xxiii]
I Am Free, So, Tra-la-la-la-la-la!
a.k.a. My Marriage Will Be One Arranged
a.k.a. No 12 [ii]
Oh, How Splendid, Tral-la-la-la-la-la
a.k.a. Quite a la Mode Paree
a.k.a. No 12 [vi]
Merry Widow Waltz [iii]
a.k.a. No 17 [vi]
Cakewalk [ii]
a.k.a. No 13 [iii]
The Grisettes' Song
a.k.a. No 14 [ix]
There Once Was a Prince and Princess
a.k.a. No 12 [xx]
Cakewalk [iv]
a.k.a. No 13 [v]
There Once Were Two Princes' Children
a.k.a. No 12 [iii]
There Once Were Two Royal Children
a.k.a. No 12 [vii]
Girls at Maxim's
a.k.a. No 14 [viii]
The Merry Widow Waltz [iv]
a.k.a. No 17 [viii]
Grisette Song
a.k.a. No 14 [x]
Grisettes' Song
a.k.a. No 14 [xi]
Cakewalk [i]
a.k.a. No 13 [i]
The Cakewalk
a.k.a. No 13 [ii]
I Love You So [ii]
a.k.a. The Merry Widow Waltz [iii]
a.k.a. No 17 [vii]
Tres Parisian
a.k.a. No 16 [iii]
Words Forbidden
a.k.a. No 17 [x]
The Girls at Maxim's [i]
a.k.a. Ritantou Ritantirelle
a.k.a. No 14 [i]
Eh, Voila Les Belles Grisettes
a.k.a. No 14 [iv]

Added to the 1977 tour

A Virtuous Wife
a.k.a. No 2 [v]

Main Program

Strings Are Sighing
a.k.a. No 17 [ix]
Butterflies
a.k.a. No 15
Love Unspoken
a.k.a. No 17 [iv]

Added to the 1977 tour

Surrender to the Waltz [ii]
a.k.a. No 6 [xii]

Added to the San Diego Opera production

Kisses Warm and Tender
a.k.a. I Know Not Why It Is

Main Program

Quite Parisian [i]
a.k.a. No 16 [i]

Added to the 1978 Australian tour

Such a Silly Soldier Boy
a.k.a. No 8 [iii]

Added to the 1977 tour

Life Was Devoid of Meaning [ii]
a.k.a. No 11 [xv]

Changed for the New York Opera Company version

See! There's a Hideaway at Hand
a.k.a. No 11 [xxii]

Main Program

I Love You So [i]
a.k.a. The Merry Widow Waltz [i]
a.k.a. Merry Widow Waltz [i]
a.k.a. No 17 [i]

Added to the 1978 Australian tour

Love in My Heart Was Dying
a.k.a. No 11 [ix]

Added to the 1977 tour

See! There's a Small Pavilion There [i]
a.k.a. No 11 [xvi]

Added to the 1942 revival

The Girls at Maxim's [ii]
a.k.a. No 14 [ii]

Added to the 1978 Australian tour

We're the Famous Maxim's Playgirls
a.k.a. No 14 [v]

Added to the 1977 tour

There Once Lived a Prince and Princess [ii]
a.k.a. No 12 [xiv]

Added to the 1978 Australian tour

Quite Parisian [ii]
a.k.a. No 16 [ii]

Added to the 1977 tour

Vienna, City of Dreams





 
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